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I Hear Music

Writer & Photographer  /  Jim Eichelman As I enter the empty, darkened auditorium, I hear the echoing trill of a trumpet in the wings, running scales to warm up. Then I hear the blatt of […]


Clear the Clutter

Writer  /  Kate Rhoten In January, I wrote about my newfound tiny obsession – tiny homes that are less than 20 percent as large as the average sized home. In the spirit of having less […]

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Rock the Block Run/Walk

1,000+ runners and walkers participated in the inaugural Rock the Block Run/Walk on Saturday, April 23. The event raised $15,750 for local charities. “We were thrilled at the turnout and the tremendous support we’ve received […]

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B.P.O.E. – An Acronym

Writer  /  Frieda Dowler Photographer  /  Forrest Mellott “Best People On Earth” is often substituted for the official meaning of the acronym B.P.O.E., “Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.” In years past, the “Elks” organization […]

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Helping Hands for Freedom

Writer  /  Alaina Sullivan Photographer  /  Ron Stiemert Dedication to a cause can take many forms. Walking cross country to help military families takes that dedication to a whole other level. Helping Hands for Freedom […]